About the Book
An unusual blend of poetry and non-fiction, Once Upon a Raindrop immerses the reader in the wonderful world of water in all its forms. The book begins with the question ‘Why is the Moon dry and the Earth wet?’ and continues on to think about not only where water came from, but how we use it. Waves, snow, baths, kettles, it's all here, proving we are all a part of the World Wide Wet!
Reasons for Selection
The subject of this book provides lots of food for thought, and the language likewise has a complexity and rhythm unusual in a nonfiction book. There are lots of rhymes among the facts and children can work on prosody and fluency while acquiring cross curricular subject knowledge. The illustrations are striking and use a watercolour technique which fits in well with the watery theme.
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